What is a Masterpiece?

Nexus Lecture Janos Starker

Cellist Janos Starker looks back upon a life dedicated to music and asks himself what it is that makes a piece of music – or any other work of art – a masterpiece. He names ten elements, from unity and control to originality and indestructibility. One thing is certain, says Starker: true art enriches the life of the viewer, reader or listener, and serves humanity.